Welshpool & Area Events


Welshpool plays host to a range of events throughout the year.
For further details please contact the Tourist Information Centre:

Tel: 01938 552 043
Email: touristcentre@welshpooltowncouncil.gov.uk

The list below outlines events organised by the Town Council as well as local businesses and organisations.

2019

MARCH
Fri 22nd: Talk on 'Palaeolithic Archaeology of Wales' by Dr Rebecca Sykes. Corn Exchange, 7pm-8pm. Friends of CPAT Free, Others £3
Sat 23rd: Cor Llanwnog Celebratory Concert. 7.30pm, Welshpool Methodist Church. £10 per person including refreshments.
Tues 26th: 'Wish You Were Here' Postcards of Welshpool Through Time. 11am-1pm. CPAT. 41, Broad Street, Welshpool. 01938 553 670
Thurs 28th: 'Monumental History – Voices from the Grave', A talk by Edward Parry. Arts Society, Mid Wales & Borders. 2.30pm, Royal Oak. 01691 658 110
Sat 30th/ Sun 31st: Mother's Day Breakfast, Powis Castle. 9am – 10am. Adult £12.50, Child £7.50. Booking Essential. 01938 551 927
Sat 30th/Sun 31st: Mother's Day Afternoon Tea, Powis Castle. 12 noon – 4pm. Adult £12 ( £18 with Prosecco). Booking Essential. 01938 551 929
Sun 31st: Mothering Sunday Lunch, Gregynog Hall. 12.30pm. 3 Course Meal with complimentary gift for Mother. £25.95 Adult. www.gregynog.org

APRIL
Canal Boat trips start Easter Saturday. 01938 552 043

Tues 2nd: Prize Bingo, Corn Exchange. 6.30pm, Eyes Down 7pm. Admission £1 inc Refreshments. In Aid of 1940's Weekend
Tues 2nd: 'Wish You Were Here' Postcards of Welshpool Through Time. 11am-1pm. CPAT, 41 Broad Street, Welshpool. 01938 553 670

Tues 2nd: 'Aston Scott', by Tam Burgess. Welshpool U3A. Cowshacc. Doors Open 9.30am, Meeting 10.30am till noon. Free to members, Non Members Welcome. www.welshpoolanddistrictu3a.org.uk
Sat 6th: Lambing on the Farm. RSPB, Lake Vyrnwy. 11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm. Adults £10, Children £5. Booking Essential. 01691 870 278
Sat 6th: Spring Flower Arranging Workshop. Powis Castle. £45. Booking Essential. 01938 559 165
Mon 8th: Flicks in the Sticks -'The Children Act' in Assembly Room, Town Hall. Doors open at 6.30pm, film starts at 7pm.Entrance £3.50.
Tues 9th: 'Wish You Were Here' Postcards of Welshpool Through Time. 11am – 1pm. CPAT, 41 Broad Street, Welshpool. 01938 553 670
Sat 13th: Lambing on the Farm. RSPB, Lake Vyrnwy. 11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm. Adults £10, Children £5. Booking Essential. 01691 870 278
Sat 13th: 'Opening of the Greens' Open Day, Welshpool Town Bowling Club. 3.30pm.
Tues 16th: 'Wish You Were Here' Postcards of Welshpool Through Time. 11am-1pm. CPAT, 41 Broad Street, Welshpool. 01938 553 670
Thurs 18th: Cash Bingo, Corn Exchange. 6.30pm, Eyes Down 7pm. Admission £1 inc Refreshments. In Aid of 1940's weekend.

Fri 19th/Mon 22nd: Easter Egg Hunt, Town Centre. Cards from Tourist Information Centre. Free Event for Children
Fri 19th/Mon 22nd: Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, Powis Castle. 11am – 5pm. Normal Admission plus £2.50 for the Hunt. 01938 551 920
Sat 20th: Handmade Arts & Crafts, Corn Exchange. 10am – 3.30pm.
Sat 20th: Evening of Rock n Roll, 60's, Swing & Country Music with Country Pride and Mark Jones. Church House. 7.30pm. Tickets £10 in Advance from Welshpool Jewellers. Bring your own drinks. 07782 166 342
Sat 20th: Lambing on the Farm. RSPB, Lake Vyrnwy. 11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm. Adults £10, Children £5. Booking Essential. 01691 870 278
Sat 20th/Mon 22nd: Easter Fun with the Easter Bunny on the WLLR. www.wllr.org.uk
Sun 21st: Easter Sunday Scavenger Hunt, RSPB, Lake Vyrnwy. 11am-3pm. £4. 01691 870 278
Sun 21st/Mon 22nd: Artisan Food, Drink & Craft Fair, Glansevern Hall Gardens. Free Entry, Dogs Welcome. Sun 10am – 5pm, Mon 10am – 4pm. 01686 640 644
Mon 22nd/Sun 28th: Easter Trail, Gregynog. 11am – 3pm. £6 per child including gift. 01686 650 224
Tues 23rd: 'Wish You Were Here' Postcards of Welshpool Through Time. 11am-1pm. CPAT, 41 Broad Street, Welshpool. 01938 553 670
Weds 24th: Bush Craft Adventure Day. 11am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 4pm. Activities aimed at Children aged 6+. Must be Accompanied by an Adult. £12 per Child. Booking Essential. 01686 650 224

Thurs 25th: 'Welsh Art, Artists, Patrons and Influence' talk by Sarah Gathercole. Arts Society Mid Wales. Royal Oak, 2.30pm. 01938 555 938
Sat 27th: Lambing on the Farm. RSPB, Lake Vyrnwy. 11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm. Adults £10, Children £5. Booking Essential. 01691 870 278
Sat 27th: Celebrate the WLLR's Links with the Sierra Leone Railway. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 27th: Gregynog Young Musician Competition.Tickets £15.  www.gregynogymc.co.uk

Sat 27th/Sun 28th: Wonderwool Wales. Royal Welsh Showground
Tues 30th: 'Wish You Were Here' Postcards of Welshpool Through Time. 11am-1pm. CPAT, 41 Broad Street, Welshpool. 01938 553 670

MAY
Canal Boat Trips run every Saturday. 01938 552 043
Sat 4th/Sun 5th:
Open Weekend, Rhiw Valley Light Railway. 10.30am – 4.30pm. Free Parking, Unlimited Rides. Adult £6, Concessions £4. www.rvlr.co.uk
Sun 5th: Dawn Chorus Walk @ Lake Vyrnwy. Tea & Pastries Afterwards. RSPB, Lake Vyrnwy. 5am. Adults £10, Children (12 plus) £5. Booking Essential. 01691 870 278
Sun 5th/Mon 6th: NGS Open Day. Oak Cottage, 23 High Street, Welshpool.2pm – 5pm. £3.50.
Fri 11th: Fun Quiz Night, Church House. £2.50 per person including refreshments. Bring your own drink. 07782 166 342

Sat 11th: Plains Car Rally. Church Street Car Park. www.knutsfordmotorclub.co.uk
Sat 11th/Sun 12th: NGS Open Garden. 1, Church Bank, Welshpool. 12 noon – 5pm. £3.50. 01938 559 112

Sat 11th/Sun 12th: NGS Open Garden. Dingle Nursery & Garden. SY21 9JD. 9am – 5pm. £3.50. 01938 555 145
Sun 12th: Ruby Sponsored Walk, Lake Vyrnwy. (12 miles). Registration from 9am. Start & Finish at Lake Vyrnwy Hotel. Lingen Davies Cancer Fund. For sponsor forms and more info contact: Gareth & Mary, 01691 648 795

Sat 18th: Montgomery Canal Triathlon.
Sat 18th: Vince Hughes' Rock n Roll Jukebox Show. Church House. 7.30pm. £10 Advance Tickets, £12 on Door. Includes Supper. Tickets from Welshpool Jewellers.

Thurs 23rd: 'Portmeirion – An Italianate Fantasy in Wales' talk by Matthew Williams. Arts Society Mid Wales. Royal Oak, 2.30pm. 01938 555 938
Sat 26th: Welshpool Music Festival. www.welshpoolmusicfest.com
Sun 26th: Fish & Chip Train, WLLR. Advance Booking Essential. www.wllr.org.uk
Mon 27th: NGS Open Garden. Oak Cottage, 23 High Street, Welshpool. 2pm – 5pm. £3.50
Weds 29th: Wild Wednesday Bugs & Slugs Picnic. RSPB, Lake Vyrnwy. 11am-2pm. £10 per Child inc Picnic Lunch (£5 for Adult Picnic). Booking Essential. 01691 870 278
Fri 31st: 'Meet Tommy Atkins'. The poignant story of one man through WW1 & WW2. Church House. 7.30pm. Tickets £10 to include wine & nibbles. Tickets from Welshpool Jewellers.

JUNE
Canal Boat Trips run every Saturday. 01938 552 043

Sat 1st: D.Day 75th Anniversity Event. Corn Exchange, 10am-3pm. Welshpool at War Photographic Display, Memorabilia & Much More. Includes a Big Screen Showing of Welshpool's VEVJ Day 50th Anniversary Celebrations in 1995. Free Admission.
Sat 1st/ Sun 2nd: Open Weekend, Rhiw Valley Light Railway. 10.30am – 4.30pm. Free Parking, Unlimited Rides. Adult £6, Concessions £4. www.rvlr.co.uk
Sun 2nd: Mayor's Parade and Community Awards. 01938 553 142
Sun 2nd: Open House & Garden, No 1, Church Bank. 12 noon – 5pm. Admission £5 including Tea & Cakes.
Tues 4th: Bookstart Week, WLLR Steam Railway. 01938 553 142

Fri 7th/Sat 8th/Sun 9th: Welshpool Poetry Festival.www.welshpoolpoetryfestival.org.uk
Sat 8th: Live Music at Llanfair Caereinion Station, 'Rock n Rails'. WLLR. www.wllr.org.uk
Sun 9th: Offa's Dyke Toy Fair & Model Railway Exhibition. Buttington Trewern Community Centre. 10am-4pm. £3, accompanied children free.
Sun 9th: NGS Open Garden. Oak Cottage, 23 High Street, Welshpool. 2pm – 5pm.£3.50
Sat 16th: Father's Day on the WLLR. Any Father accompanied by his Child travels at Child Price and gets a Workshop Tour. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 22nd/Sun 23rd: Welshpool Transport Festival. www.welshpooltransportfestival.org.uk
Sat 29th: Andrew Lloyd Football Tournament. Forden Community Grounds. More information on their Facebook Page.

Sun 30th: NGS Open Gardens. Berriew Village Gardens. Five Open Gardens. Combined Price £6.  Home -Made Teas in the Old School.

JULY
Canal Boat Trips run every Saturday. 01938 552 043

Tues 2nd/Sun 7th: International Eisteddfod, Llangollen
Sat 6th/Sun 7th: Open Weekend, Rhiw Valley Light Railway. 10.30am – 4.30pm. Free Parking, Unlimited Rides. Adult £6, Concessions £4. www.rvlr.co.uk
Sun 7th: Theatre From the Train, WLLR Steam Railway. 01938 553 142. theatrefromthetrain.org.uk
Fri 12th: Fun Quiz Night, Church House. 7.30pm. £2.50 including refreshments. Bring your own drink. 07782 166 342
Sat 13th/Sun 14th: NGS Open Garden. 1,Church Bank, Welshpool. 12 noon – 5pm. £3.50. 01938 559 112

Fri 19th/Sat 20th/Sun 21st: Welshpool Country Music Festival. www.countrywestern.org.uk
Sat 20th: Antiques Fair & Valuation Day. Church House. 10am – 4pm. Adm £1.
Sat 20th/Sun21st: Vintage Weekend on the WLLR with Additional Historical Activities. www.wllr.org.uk

Mon 22nd/Thurs 25th: Royal Welsh Show
Thurs 25th/Fri 26th: Wales 360 Mountain Bike Challenge. Thurs, Day Four ends inWelshpool and Fri, Day Five begins in Welshpool. www.wales360.com
Sat 27th/Sun 28th: Welsh Tea Train, WLLR. Advance Booking Essential. www.wllr.org.uk

AUGUST
Canal Boat Trips run every Saturday & Sunday. 01938 552 043

Town Centre Busking Month. 01938 553 142
Fri 2nd/Sun 10th: National Eisteddfod, Llanrwst, Conwy. eisteddfod.wales
Sat 3rd: Fish & Chip Train, WLLR. Booking Essential. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 3rd/Sun 4th: Vintage Weekend on the WLLR with Additional Historical Activities. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 3rd/Sun 4th: Open Weekend, Rhiw Valley Light Railway. 10.30am – 4.30pm. Free Parking, Unlimited Rides. Adult £6, Concessions £4. www.rvlr.co.uk
Sun 4th: Harry Tuffins Fun Day
Thurs 8th: Guilsfield Show
Thurs 8th/Sun 11th: Phoenix Alternative Festival. Llanfyllin Workhouse.
Sat 10th: Llanfyllin Show
Sat 10th: New Event – Hog Roast on the WLLR. Refreshments on the Journey and a Hog Roast at Llanfair Caereinion Station. Vegetarian Options Available. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 17th: Montgomery Show
Sat 17th/Sun 18th: Vintage Weekend on the WLLR with Additional Historical Activities. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 17th/Sun 18th: Ham Radio Weekend on the WLLR. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 24th: Berriew Show
Sat 24th: Fish & Chip Train, WLLR. Booking Essential. www.wllr.org.uk
Fri 30th/Sat 31st: WLLR Steam Gala. www.wllr.org.uk
Fri 30th/Sat 31st: Llanwddyn Weekend of Folk & Accoustic Music. www.llanwddynevents.co.uk

Sat 31st: Llanfair Caereinion Show

SEPTEMBER
Canal Boat Trips run every Saturday. 01938 552 043

Sun 1st: WLLR Steam Gala. www.wllr.org.uk
Sun 1st: Llanwddyn Weekend of Folk & Accoustic Music. www.llanwddynevents.co.uk
Sat 7th/Sun 8th: Open Weekend, Rhiw Valley Light Railway. 10.30am – 4.30pm. Free parking, Unlimited Rides. Adult £6, Concessions £4. www.rvlr.co.uk

Fri 13th: Fun Quiz Night, Church House. 7.30pm. £2.50 per player including refreshments. Bring your own drinks. 07782 166 342
Sat 14th/Sun 15th: Teddy Bear Weekend on the WLLR. www.wllr.org.uk

Fri 27th/Sun 29th: 1940's Weekend, Welshpool.welshpool1940sweekend.co.uk

OCTOBER
Fri 4th/Sun 6th: Montgomery Walking Festival. www.montgomerywalkingfestival.co.uk
Sat 5th/Sun 6th: Open Weekend, Rhiw Valley Light Railway. 10.30am – 4.30pm. Free Parking, Unlimited Rides. Adult £6, Concessions £4. www.rvlr.co.uk
Sat 19th/Sun 20th: NGS Open Garden. Dingle Nursery & Garden. SY21 9JD. 9am – 5pm. £3.50. 01938 555 145
Sat 26th: Halloween Trains on the WLLR with Prizes for the Best Costumes. www.wllr.org.uk

NOVEMBER
Sat 2nd: Fireworks Display, Maes y Dre. 01938 553 142
Mon 4th: Field Of Remembrance. St Mary's. 01938 553 142
Fri 8th: Garden of Remembrance. Memorial Gardens. 01938 553 142
Sun 10th: Remembrance Parade Followed by a Service at St Mary's. 01938 553 142
Mon 11th: Minute Silence. Outside Town Hall. 01938 553 142
Fri 15th: Fun Quiz Night, Church House. 7.30pm. £2.50 including refreshments. Bring your own drink. 07782 166 342

DECEMBER
Sat 7th: Welshpool Winter Festival & Christmas Lights Switch On. 01938 553 142
Sat 8th: Santa Special on the WLLR. Advance Booking Strongly Advised. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 14th/Sun 15th: Santa Special on the WLLR. Advance Booking Strongly Advised. www.wllr.org.uk
Sat 21st/Sun 22nd: Santa Special on the WLLR. Advance Booking Strongly Advised. www.wllr.org.uk